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Klee Family History

Klee Name Meaning

apparently from Middle High German kle ‘clover’, either a topographic name for someone who lived near a field of clover or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grew clover to feed cattle. from a shortened form of the personal name Klemens.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lee, Kley, Knee, Kleve, Klem, Kleber, Leed, Kade, Len, Clee

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Where is the Klee family from?

You can see how Klee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klee family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Klee families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Klee family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Klee's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klee families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klee. 15% of Klee men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Klee women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klee were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Klee. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Klee. For the veterans among your Klee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klee lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Klee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Klee in 1946 was 49, and 69 in 2004.

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